Thursday, August 4, 2011

gifts and things.

I've been dyyyyyying to post about this for quite some time now,
but being the {not so wonderful} friend I am,
I didn't make it to Lauren's surprise party a while back to give her her gifts.
Which in turn delayed this post until I was finally able to spend some time catching up with her!

Laur's pretty wonderful, so I wanted to give her some fun birthday gifts!
It just so happened that right around her bday, I stumbled upon this little craft gem {thankyouverymuch, Pinterest!}
Which is where I found this tutorial and knew exactly what to make her! 

I used some Amy Butler fabric I got on sale {1.5 yrs ago!} and had been waiting for the right project to use it.
Here's a look at the inside...

Its nothing crazy and it definitely still has its flaws {I still have sooo much to learn!}, but Lauren was even so gracious and seemed to like it! :)

I'd been eyeing this print from Pinterest for awhile, and even had my sister resize for my gallery wall. I knew it would be perfect in a Salvation Army rescued frame {what up $.15?!?!} spray painted a cheery yellow.

And since the banana bread I baked to go with her present wasn't really edible at this point...I used some fresh zucchini to make some chocolate chip zucchini muffins!
But seriously, that part of the gift was probably more for me. Our apt smelled amaaaaazing all afternoon long!
{and the extra muffins aren't so bad for breakfast this morning :D}

Happy Thursday! :)

 Somewhat Simple


Ashley said...

Ummmmm I LOVE that purse A LOT!!!

Jamie said...

Good work girl. Love the frame, love thrift finds, love zucchini made sweet, love the bag and love this post@

Sam W. said...

you are so crafty!! and i love the bright yellow frame. very cute :)

laureneshepherd said...

you are a good friend! love oyu!

Emily grapes said...

Look at you all crafty!!
That bag is cute and so clever spray painting the frame such a cheery yellow!! :)

Megan said...

You made that purse?! It's absolutely adorable! You are SO super talented!

meme-and-he said...

you are so thoughtful! and gifted! dang sewing skills...

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Wow, I love that bag. As the owner of a little bag you made previously, I have to say that you are very talented, and make some quality stuff. And that picture frame as a total steal!!

Happy week!